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Trouble brewing in South Korea's plastic surgery paradise | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - Kim Bok-soon disliked her nose and fantasized about getting it fixed after learning of the Korean superstition that an upturned nose makes it harder to hold on to riches.<p>While waiting in a hair salon, she saw a magazine advertisement for a plastic surgery clinic and decided to go …

Maine nurse in Ebola controversy bikes from home, then returns

<b>(CNN) —</b> <b>[Breaking news published 1:45 p.m. ET]</b><br>Negotiations between Maine and nurse Kaci Hickox concerning where she can go during a potential Ebola incubation period have failed, and Gov. Paul LePage will "exercise the full extent of his authority allowable by law," the governor's office said …

New York harassment video woman: My story isn't unique - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- What started as an expose of the harassment women face in public has turned into fodder for death- and rape threats against the woman in the viral video.<p>"There are people who've said a lot of things, but I'm not reading what they are saying," Shoshana Roberts told CNN's Anderson Cooper on …

Texas Hospital Worker Isolated on Carnival Cruise After Ebola Contact

A health worker from the Dallas hospital that diagnosed the first U.S. case of Ebola has voluntarily entered isolation on a cruise ship, according to …

Who shouts 'Ebola' in a crowded theater? | CNN Travel

Short Film Showcase: Up Close With King Penguins and Elephant Seals

Changing Planet<p>Just above Antarctica off the island of South Georgia, lies a breeding hotspot for elephant seals and king penguins, known as Gold Harbour. Filmmaker Richard Sidey captures incredible raw footage and natural sound of this wild bounty as part of his series, Speechless. “[W]ith the …

Absolutely Everyone You Need to Tip While Traveling

By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller<p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>It's probably safe to say the idea of tipping the flight attendant has never crossed your mind, but apparently a whopping 30 percent of flyers have done it. How do you feel now, cheapskate?<p>While tipping in restaurants is a fairly black and white (albeit …

Comet’s Near Miss with Mars on Tap for Sunday

Changing Planet<p><b>A once-in-a-million-year close encounter comes to Mars on Sunday. A comet will zoom past the red planet, and space observers are ready.</b><p>A flotilla of spacecraft will enjoy a ringside seat, precariously close as the speeding mountain-sized snowball barnstorms the red planet and swings …

Flag that flew over U.S. Capitol on 9/11 lost in Flight 93 memorial fire

The flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol on September 11, 2001, was destroyed in a fire at the headquarters of the Shanksville, Pennsylvania, memorial to United Airlines Flight 93, the National Park Service said Saturday.<p>The blaze Friday destroyed the headquarters complex of Flight 93 National …

The Dalai Lama Talks Chinese Reforms, Tibetan Challenges

Tibet has "remained a mysterious country," says the Dalai Lama, and the mystery extends even to himself. Ever since the spiritual leader fled to Dharamsala, India, after being forced by the Chinese to leave his home country in 1959, his only information about Tibet has come from eyewitness …

Marine lost in Persian Gulf believed to be first U.S. casualty in ISIS campaign

A Marine lost at sea after bailing out of a MV-22 Osprey when it appeared it might crash in the Persian Gulf is believed to be the first American military casualty in support of U.S. operations against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.<p>Cpl. Jordan L. Spears, 21, was declared dead after search and rescue …

A Point of View: Why short men make better husbands

<b>Short men make better husbands, and make up in wisdom what they lack in stature, says self-confessed small man, Adam Gopnik.</b><p>Just a few weeks ago, an interesting and lengthy paper by a pair of sociologists from New York University made a lot of noise in what I suppose would these days be called the …

Driver in crash that killed 5 didn't have license, authorities say

The 16-year-old male driver of a vehicle that crashed on the southbound 5 Freeway in Irvine early Saturday and killed five teenagers apparently did not have a license, authorities said.<p>The unidentified teenager was the sole survivor of the crash that occurred about 2:12 a.m. near the 133 …

Redbox To Kill Off Its Streaming Service Next Week

Well, that didn’t last long.<p>18 months after opening its doors to the public, Redbox Instant (the online streaming arm of those Redbox kiosks you see in grocery stores around the country) is shutting down. The service will officially hit the lights and kill the servers on October 7th.<p>News of the …

Former Army Ranger Peter Kassig's parents plea for his release

The parents of an Indiana man threatened with beheading by the Islamic State group are pleading with his captors to free him, saying in a video statement Saturday that their son has devoted his life to humanitarian work and aiding Syria's war refugees.<p>Ed and Paula Kassig's video was released a day …

Some feel burned by Great Chicago Fire Festival

Thousands of spectators came down to the Chicago River on Saturday evening for the Great Chicago Fire Festival, drawn by the allure of a "Grand Spectacle."<p>They didn't get one.<p>The throng that lined the streets along the river from east of Michigan Avenue to State Street jostled for good vantage …

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Under Pressure, Google Gives Security Guards Same Benefits As Other Workers

A little more than a year after unionized guards protested low wages outside Google's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., the company is attempting to make its security jobs a bit more secure.<p>Google said Thursday it is dropping the outside contractor Security Industry Specialists and would rely …

Ebola-infected American to arrive at Nebraska Medical Center

A second Ebola patient to be treated at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha will arrive there early Monday morning, the center said in a statement. The patient is believed to be an American freelance cameraman who worked for NBC.<p>Ashoka Mukpo was diagnosed with Ebola on Thursday. He left Liberia on a …

Alice Gross murder: 'Suspect' body is moved from park

A body believed to be that of Arnis Zalkalns, the prime suspect in the murder of Alice Gross, has been removed from a London park.<p>The corpse was discovered in dense woodland in Boston Manor Park, west London on Saturday.<p>Alice, 14, from Hanwell, west London, disappeared on August 28. Her body was …

Flag That Flew Over US Capitol On 9/11 Destroyed In Memorial Fire

The statue of Grief and History stands in front of the Capitol Dome in Washington, October 15, 2013. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts<p>(Reuters) - The flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 11, 2001, was destroyed in a fire at a 9/11 memorial complex in Pennsylvania, authorities said Saturday.<p>In …